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I wonder how I can format drive in Linux. What tools would I need?.
Can be command line ones.
Installed qtparted, it runs but critical error shows up.
"Cannot read disk". I have no fdisk but it would allow me only to set up
partitions for the formatting. I want to format one partition without
changing the set up of them.
With this command I can format drive to fat32?. Because this is what I want. I cannot format this partition from windows. In windows formatting goes on well till 100% than it says that the disk cannot be formatted.
Tried Partition Magic 7.0 and 8.0 but to no avail. It just won't start.
I have no access to the computer in question, but I asked question from
previous post in advance. Quick format doesn't work as well. This is new
disk so I don't suspect there are bad sectors etc. But who knows?.
Yes, it's a new disk but already partitioned. It has 6 partitions and one of them cannot be formatted. I loose 80GB. On one of them there is windows, on some other Fedora. I tried to format from windows: no success. So now I try to format on fat32 from Fedora. I think the situation is now clear.
OK, I've checked, there is fdisk and mkfs, as you suggested, in /sbin directory. But command /sbin/mkfs -t fat /dev/sda6 (in my case) doesn't work, it says something like that: "mkfs.fat: No such file or directory".
With ext2 as a parameter program runs, but not when there is fat or fat32(checked that also) as a parameter.